National Sibling Sexual Abuse
The Home Office and Ministry of Justice ‘Support for Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (SVSCSA) funded a two year project specifically dedicated to sibling sexual abuse. The two-year project, which ended in March 2022, was the largest Government-funded project on sibling sexual abuse to date. The project was led by SARSAS as part of a partnership with Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW),
Out of the two-year project came the first National Sibling Sexual Abuse Conference for Frontline Sectors – It was delivered on Wednesday 2 February 2022, 9:30am-3:45pm (Online)
We would like to extend a huge thank you to SARSAS for making this available and accessible to all frontline workers. SARSAS are in the midst of creating a National Hub for Adult Survivors of Sibling Sexual Abuse. For more information check out Sibling sexual abuse project | SARSAS
Sibling sexual abuse is considered to be the most prevalent form of child sexual abuse in UK homes and more common than sexual abuse by parents or adult carers. This conference is designed to share national best practice on supporting children, young people, adult victim-survivors and families affected by sibling sexual abuse. This conference aims to build professional confidence in and knowledge of sibling sexual abuse, enabling appropriate and effective responses to this abuse across different sectors. It will share national best practice, guidance and advice.
Conference speakers include:
Stuart Allardyce, Director Stop It Now! Scotland / Lucy Faithfull Foundation
Stephen Barry, Clinical Team Manager and Lead Clinician, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Be Safe Service
Dr. Andie Collins, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Harmful Sexual Behaviour Team at CAMHS, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Anna Glinski, Deputy Director (Knowledge and Practice Development) Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse
Professor Simon Hackett, Deputy Provost at Durham University and Professor of Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Sociology
Sadia Hameed, Founder and Director of Gloucestershire Sisters and Four Freedoms International
Christiane Sanderson, Psychologist, lecturer and trainer in psychology and counselling, (child protection, interpersonal abuse and complex trauma)
Dr. Peter Yates, Lecturer in Social Work at Edinburgh Napier University
National Picture of Sibling Sexual Abuse
An accessible report to support professionals in improving their understanding of the nature and consequences of sibling sexual abuse, in order to provide adequate responses to disclosure and identification. Download here.
Sexually harmed siblings including impacts of pornography
Presentation Session 7: Health responses to working with children and young people who have sexually harmed siblings including consideration of the impact of pornography by Louise Barraclough and Stephen Barry
Work with families affected by sibling sexual abuse within the wider safeguarding system
Moderated Discussion Session 4: How to best work with families affected by sibling sexual abuse within the wider safeguarding system by Dr. Peter Yates, Dr. Andie Collins and Hannah Cooper (35 mins). The moderator is Fleur Strong.
How professionals can best work with adult survivors of sibling sexual abuse
Moderated Discussion Session 6: How best to work with adult survivors of sibling sexual abuse by ‘Amy’, Amelia Anning and Christiane Sanderson. This session includes a 2-minute voice film for professionals by ‘Sarah’ an adult survivor (30 mins). Moderator: Fleur Strong
Sarah's Voice, I Hear You
A 2 minute audio/voice training film for professionals and practitioners on working with adult survivors of sibling sexual abuse.